A market that will be worth £3 billion a year within five years will see British homes transformed into hi-tech hubs delivering everything from advanced entertainment services to health care by the end of the decade.
That is the prediction of “Connected Homes – a Reality”, a report published today by technology industry association Intellect.
However, the report also warned that this lifestyle revolution could only happen if industries and Government came together to agree technical and security standards, provide training and certification for retailers and installers and actively promote consumer confidence in the technology and support services.
“The connected home has been talked about for sometime but it is now potentially the next big technology revolution,” said Colin Batten, Intellect’s digital media convergence manager.
“The challenge is to ensure people can get the most out of them by providing a joined up, robust network and not a piecemeal service, which would leave UK householders in the digital slow-lane.”
For more details see the next issue of ERT magazine.